A Sanitary Sewer Overflow -SSO- occurred on February 10 in the vicinity of 16335 Perdido Key Dr. after a contractor accidentally bore through a 4-inch sewer force main. The overflow was estimated at 2,900 gallons, of which 2,600 gallons were recovered by vacuum truck and transported to an ECUA water reclamation facility for proper treatment and disposal. The overflow was contained on site and bacteriological sampling was not required.
ECUA crews repaired the main and cleaned the overflow area with a biocide agent that abated any contamination concerns, per State protocol. In accordance with standard operating procedure, the ECUA notified the State Warning Point, the Escambia County Health Department and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
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